I am a lawyer, and, as belongs to my profession, I know something of the political and civil organization of the governments of the earth, and especially of those of the United States and Texas; and I find myself capable of giving to your excellency information that few can give. Upon my leaving Saltillo, and during my journey to this place, I conceived a plan, in conformity with ideas which had agitated my mind for some time; but, most excellent sir, fruitless would it be for me to disclose in a letter all the details of a plan, giving clear explanations, and answering the objections which might present themselves, being better able to do it personally. Nevertheless, to take advantage of the opportunity which presents itself, I write to your excellency, and permit me to say that seven and a half years of war have made the people of Texas eager for peace: they would quickly make any prudent sacrifice to reach an object so desirable, and the more so, if it were on such a basis as the reunion of Mexico and Texas. Among my companions in prison there are gentlemen who are of the same opinion as myself, who, if they had charge of a mission of this sort, would employ a powerful influence in Texas to obtain the grand object of her return to duty. The proclamation of General Arista of March last did not produce the desired effect, although it caused many to remain neutral. If the citizens who rejoiced at its contents had openly done so, they would have lost their property, and would themselves have perished. But if  there had been submitted to the deliberation of the Texian people a similar proposition, and with the same force to that which has been submitted to the people of Yucatan, much would have been done, because the people in general would have been carried to an open discussion of the matter without the fear of receiving any injury. By employing these means, the most advantageous ends may be expected. The citizens would have the liberty to reflect and reason with deliberation and calmness upon the matter, and this is what does not enter into the plan of General Arista. If there is not an armistice entered into, peace cannot be established. Great, very great would be the benefits which could be acquired by these means. Among the great advantages which would result to Mexico, the following can be enumerated:
1st. During the negotiations, a great part of the Texians would receive such an impression as would be in a manner favourable to the reunion. Many would remain neutral, thereby causing the reunion of Mexico and Texas to be comparatively an object of easy execution.
2d. The liberty of the prisoners of Santa Fé, under word of honour, without the circumstance of hoping that the Texians would make prisoners to exchange for them, was an act of generosity which made, upon the sober and tranquil characters of the citizens of Texas, an impression strong enough to predispose them for the reunion.
3d. During the proposed discussion, the advantages they would receive in the sale of their cotton in the markets of Mexico would be manifested openly to the people of Texas - a money capital of near half a million of dollars annually, which will make them a specie fund which will take the place of paper money: without this, it is almost impossible to sustain their credit.
4th. It will fix the attention on the evil state of public affairs; and then will be considered the impossibility of Texas existing as an independent state without ruining the people with taxes which they cannot bear.
5th. The evil management of affairs will also be manifest, and the people, already discontented with the administration of General Houston, will become alarmed, and will operate in a public movement such as, in my opinion, it would be difficult to resist.
6th. The discussion would give time to the old colonists to compare their former peace and prosperity with the actual destination over their misery and broken state, and would augment the desires which they have for a reunion. These are advantages which would be approved of by the people of Texas; and in view of their taking effect, I would indicate to your excellency how appropriate it would be at the present time to name commissioners, and unite one or two of the gentlemen who are with me, who, I before said, are of my opinion; and permit me to recommend  that the steps which are to be taken in the matter should be taken immediately, for the purpose